NBCUniversal has confirmed that a crew member from the NBC series ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ was shot and killed on the set of the television show Tuesday in New York City.
The New York Police Department said the 31-year-old victim, Johnny Pizarro of Queens, was a contracted employee hired to hold parking spots for movie and television productions which are common in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn where the show is filming. The block was permitted through the city for a shoot for Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The NYPD said a gunman opened Pizarro’s car door and opened fire at approximately 5:15 a.m. EDT. Pizarro was shot multiple times in the face and neck before being transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. NYPD said they believe the shooting was targeted and are still looking for the suspect, who was described as a man with a thin build wearing a black hoodie and black pants.
NBCUniversal is working with law enforcement as they investigate. NBC and Universal Television said in a statement: “We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result. We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate.”
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